I was kinda wondering this too as my doctor doesnt do internals. I have a friend who's doctor did internals from week 36 on until her due date...just feel so lost not knowing what is going on with my body!
my midwife doesn't do internals either so i just have to check myself. I think effaced may mean how flat your cervix is, as it is usually raised up and when it is completely flat then you are 100% effaced but i am only guessing from what i have read
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